Rapper Edem has urged African musicians to unite and create an ranking scheme akin to Billboard to help validate songs made on the continent.
Edem took to tweeter to voice out the opinion, saying African musicians don’t need the American entertainment media brand to validate songs made by Africans.
Billboard is owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group.
Billboard publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.
Billboard also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.
But according to the Over Again hitmaker, Africans are championing the Afrobeats genre worldwide hence the need to “have our own Billboard-like ranking schemes and templates ,so that future generations would not look for validation from the west #Gbevu.”
Since making the call on tweeter, industry players like Samini have supported the cause, with Samini lauding the call with a retweet.
See the retweet below: